SRINAGAR: A subordinate court in Srinagar issued non-bailable warrant against Madhu Kishwar, a writer and social activist for not presenting herself before the court despite bailable warrants issued against her on December 4 and 26 last year.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar Massarat Shaheen issued non bailable warrant through chief metropolitan magistrate Tis Hazaari Dehli against Kishwar in a complaint filed by editor-in-chief of Rising Kashmir newspaper Shujaat Bukhari for the defamatory statements posted by her on micro0blogging site Twitter.
The complaint was filed by Bukhari seeking criminal proceedings under sections 499 and 500 for defaming the complainant through her tweets in July 2016 and on December 2, 2016.
In her tweets, Kishwar had alleged that Bukhari’s newspaper has received funding from agencies and was playing ISI script and spitting venom against India. In response to a legal notice issued in August, Kishwar had sought compromise to amicably resolve the issue but she again resorted to hateful campaign tarnishing his image, according to Kashmir Media Group, that owns Rising Kashmir.
Though Kishwar was already issued two bailable warrants through magistrate Tis Hazaari Delhi to appear before the court but it has been avoided by her which made the court to issue non bailable warrant against her.
Advocate Vaseem Aslam while pleading the case for Bukhari argued that Madhu Kishwar has been unable to produce herself before the court on hearings listed by the court. I want the court to take cognizance of this issue and let her present herself before the court to prove her defamatory remarks against the complainant.
The court listed the case on April 5, 2017 for further hearing.